and bring this bill to the floor before we leave this congress. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? does the gentleman seek unanimous consent? >> mr. speaker, tonight's action not to hold this vote on the supplemental is absolutely indefensible. there are thousands and thousands of people throughout long island, rockaway, staten island, new jersey, throughout the northeast, who are homeless tonight, who are without jobs, who have lost their business. this is absolutely indefensible. the fact is every bit of documentation that was required by the leadership of this house was provided by governor quomeow, governor christie, mayor bloomberg, everybody played by the rules except tonight when the rug was pulled out from under us. absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people who are out of their homes, the people who are cold, people without food, the people who have lost jobs, they don't have the time to wait.